Because It’s More Than Just Sparkle
By Mackenzie Gavel, September 17th, 2011
It’s more than just shimmers and sparkles. Feeling luxurious is an attitude as much as it is an indulgence. Walk into a jewelry store and most will scan the rows of glistening gems and choose one based on its cut, its look, its price. Some will insist that “expensive” coincides with “chic”. Others, however… others will look at the cut and appreciate its tailored detail, others will look at the piece and envision the face of the loved one whom they are purchasing it for, others will ignore the price because price doesn’t matter until the decision feels right. Designers such as Andréa Candela, dalla nonna and Efva Attling understand these types of purchases and the people behind them.
Andréa Candela inherited her passion as a designer from her family of esteemed jewelers. Her Spanish-inspired pieces date back several generations and encompass a feel of timeless love and the beauty of family values. Pieces from her collection are available to purchase HERE, with a few select pieces featured below, and range in price up to $2,000.
Dalla nonna, which literally means “from the grandmother”, is designed by Becca Richards and Jess Bohrer. Both designers drew their inspiration from beloved pieces of their own that had been handed down to them by their grandmothers and mothers. Becca and Jess realized the beauty of a timeless sensation and sought to create pieces that encapsulated the incredible ability of taking something old and restoring it to something new, yet still just as beautiful. Each piece is handmade by the designers and created in sterling silver, 14 karat yellow gold or 14 karat rose gold and accented with sapphires. Pieces from the collection are available to purchase HERE, with a few select pieces featured below, and range in price up to $1,050.
Efva Attling, who just recently celebrated the launch of her first U.S. boutique in New York City during Fashion Week, understands what it means to be inspirational. She describes her line as “beauty with a thought” and personally designs each piece ‘with a thought’ that is sure to add reason and happiness to those who choose to adorn the piece. Her “Funky Couture” collection features hand-picked semi-precious gemstones wrapped in silver, and each piece is completely unique from every other, so as to ensure that each piece is as diverse and beautiful as the individuals wearing them. Pieces from the collection are available to purchase HERE, with a few select pieces featured below.